It’s been almost 10 years since the world was introduced to Harry Potter and Hermione, and thankfully, the Harry Potter content doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Even with two new theme parks and the new release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, our appetite for more Harry Potter keeps growing.
To keep our cravings at bay, we decided to create Harry and Hermione costumes that you and a friend/significant other can wear for Halloween. (Okay, we know that Harry and Hermione aren’t actually together, but they’re best friends and arguably the coolest characters in the saga.) Merlin’s beard, what are you waiting for? Let’s get to it!
For Hermione, I bought a gray Fifth Parallel Threads Cardigan ($10) from Amazon and a black Forever 21 Mini Skater Skirt ($15). Emelyn, our product designer, is the perfect Hermione. She brought her own white button down, black booties, beautiful curly hair and fresh face to the costume. I made Hermione’s Gryffindor tie by cutting a tie shape out of red felt and gluing golden felt stripes on it.
I made the Gryffindor crest, the Prefect badge and the S.P.E.W. badge by printing out badge images from Google, cutting them out, mounting them on foam and attaching pins on the backs. Finally, I made a wand by wrapping wood textured contact paper on a wooden dowel and coloring the ends with a brown marker.
What. A. Babe!
I bought Harry’s Alberto Cardinali Sweater Vest ($16) and classic round Hairy Potter Delux Glasses ($8) on Amazon. I made his Gryffindor scarf by using a long strip of red felt and gluing gold felt stripes on it. For the snitch, I spray painted a chunky wooden bead gold and glued on snitch “wings” that I cut out of glitter foam sheets. I made a Gryffindor badge and wand for Harry the same way I made Hermione’s. Our dashing model, Scott, brought his own white button down, black pants and black shoes. Makeup Guru, Misty, gave Scott a subtle lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. Done and done!
You’re a wizard, Harry.
Best friends forever.
Looks like a treacherous night in the Forbidden Forest.
DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee
Models: Scott Gambe and Emelyn Baker
Makeup: Misty Spinney
Photography: Kurt Andre